All posts tagged: Friendship

Record: Tobermory

I went for an AirBnB vacation weekend to Tobermory with some friends in late July, and we were blessed with amazing weather, and a really good time. Despite being quite sick for the entirety of the trip, I had enough Tylenol to keep me present enough to enjoy the sights, and even do a little bit of hiking. Ontario is a beautiful province, and many of its sights are hidden away out of public consciousness. I’m finally starting to explore these surrounding areas more intentionally, and with perfect summer weather, Canada is actually pretty awesome. Hiking to the Inglis Falls The Falls Visiting the shoreline of a local lake. Beautiful in a very quiet sort of way. Sunset at Sauble Beach Wildflowers always have my heart. The bluest lake we ever did see. Gorgeous, pristine, and freezing. The beach, with contrast of white rock and gradient lake. Fields as far as the eye can see. The land next to our AirBnB. The skies on the way home. As a group of mid-twentiers (haha), I find …

Record: There Was The Mountain Waiting

As I get older, I find that it becomes harder and harder to keep in touch. But I’ve also discovered that the friends I have held on to, mean many more things with each passing year. Besides the weight of shared memories, experiences and events that solidify these relationships, there is also the growing multi-relational positioning that I love. After the common experience of university, friends also become partners and lovers, become competitors in the job market or colleagues, become drinking buddies and hobby sharers. The little huddle of friends I have has evolved in many different ways over the years, but our fondness for gathering together to make a ruckus remains consistent. The people who show up have slowly changed over the years, as new friends are made, old friends fall out of touch or more often, leave the city for new adventures. But the feeling of comfort, of familiarity and of rest remains – over food, over new places, over fun activities. When we are together, there are basic tenets of acceptance, mutual understanding, …